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Yesterday, my two Aunts and I went to the Juniata County Historical Society.  We were looking for Koppenhaver, Koppenheffer, Kuppenheffer ancestors and James D. Watts’s (1889-1944) father.  We found nothing.

We know the family lived in Juniata County off and on.  We have them in the census.  But they didn’t seem to make a mark while there.  So in absence of finding any records, I sent for Tobias Kuppenheffer’s Civil War pension file (his name was spelled that way on his Civil War pension record).  He, his brothers Joel and Jeremiah all enlisted, at the same time, August 14, 1862.  After being mustered out; they all re-enlisted, but were not together.

I’ll provide more information when I have received Tobias’s pension file!